Posts by BlairMacca
Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,
i've done a few retunes of both my freeview (satellite) decoders and can only pick up the radio (without pictures)
Howver can cast Youtube to roku on the TV, which is quite nice
I could watch this on a loop all day. Not normally a fan of Marshall but love how he just loses it at the end when Barrett crosses the line
My earliest rugby memory was the 87 world cup which hooked me and set a rather high bar for the All Blacks. Going through the 90's and early to mid 2000s its fair to say my confidence in the All Blacks was shattered on a number of occasions: having an amazing team decimated by league transfers, the 1995 Final, losing four in a row in '98, Semi Final 99, Bledisloe last minute loses in 2000, 2001, 2002 etc, 2003 Semi, 2007 Quarters...
However, even though we won four years ago it still didn't quite make up for it.
Yesterday it felt like the shroud has lifted, the fear and the pain has gone.
I think I can now enjoy watching our team a whole lot more, and am happy to share that now with my 3 year old boy who is quite taken by the All Blacks
Having said that I really hope that when we, inevitably, go through a rebuilding phase that we are grown up enough as a nation (and particularly the media although I doubt this) to understand that we can actually lose and its okay, and other teams are sometimes just better.
Hard News: Hug Reform, in reply to
My first FA Cup was 1980. Brooking’s goal had the same impact for me (on hating the Arsenal that is)
Yeh, that cemented it!
And for me, being a 7 year old Liverpool fan at the time, 1989 sealed my Arsenal hatred. The next year I moved on to Spurs (for my sins), so the hatred of the Arse continued to this day
Hard News: Anzac Day II, in reply to
And then, at the end of the Hurricanes’ rugby match against the Reds in Brisbane, someone thought it appropriate to mark this time of loss with round of after round of machine-gun fire from an armoured vehicle. It seemed impossibly insensitive
It was truly gobsmacking. If I hadn't seen it I wouldn't have believed it
I caught this item on One News on Australian's 'celebrating' anzac day by getting smashed off their faces and gambling. Maybe its an Aussie thing but I prefer our more 'sober' rememberance
Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?, in reply to
Personally, I really enjoyed the CWC up to the semi-final, but I found the hysteria in the media this past week a huge turn off and I watched a movie last night instead.
I feel sorry for one so cynical
Hard News: Five further thoughts,
I had my wifes family, voting in their first election after movign from Ireland, who said to me "I really like Labour's policies, but I just can't vote for David Cunliffe" I don't think they were alone. I was on the fence earlier last night, but seeing Cunliffe's lack of humility over such a pantsing, I just don't see how he can remain.
"Winston comes in at 4.9 and I instantly think, hey, he’s good for 5% on election day.
“But you’ve got to stick with the information that you’re given. And you’ve got to stick with it from month to month and pretend that there is nothing else out there, for the sanctity of that information."
However they also make the assumption that National does a deal with the Conservatives and they bring in 3 MP's. Which isn't based on anything concrete. I can understand if its an existing held seat, but there is currently no deal in public.
The Hives were awesome. I think if we can't have a laugh at our national Tolkein infatuation we aren't much of a country.